How to Make Snowball Cookies


So I’m not going to lie, I’ve been wanting to share this recipe with you guys for months but have been patiently waiting for it to be socially acceptable to post Christmas recipes (which according to my mother would be the 1st of August)! Anyways, now that I’ve heard every single Christmas song ever written being played about a hundred times over in the last week, I figured it’s a perfectly acceptable time for making snowball cookies.

Personally, there’s nothing I love more on a cold winter’s day (or any day, really – weather’s pretty irrelevant) than to snuggle up in bed, briefly consider the possibility of being productive and ultimately end up just eating cookies for a couple of hours. And what with Christmas break coming up, I thought I’d spread some Christmas cheer and encourage you all to do the same 🙂 – because I’m such a great influence. And trust me, these little icing-covered, melt-in-your-mouth balls of deliciousness make the perfect snack to share with your family (or enjoy by yourself – I don’t judge) over the holidays!

I hope you get a chance to try them out over the weekend – if you do, make sure to let me know in the comments below!



1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup icing / powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
plus additional icing sugar for rolling


Preheat the oven to 250°C/400°F. Combine butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.

Add the flour and salt. Mix well until a crumbly dough forms.

Shape the dough into balls. Place the dough balls on a cookie sheet and bake for about 9 minutes until set (don’t let them brown 🙂 ).

Leave the cookies to cool slightly, then roll them in icing sugar while they’re still warm. Enjoy!

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  1. koriahweb · April 20, 2017

    These are literally my favorite kind of cookie! (though girl scout cookies are a close second) Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. These look great. I make a similar cookie but add chopped pecans. You should try it 🙂

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    • koriahweb · April 20, 2017

      I add pecans as well! Makes it really yummy!

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  3. Katherine Montero · December 27, 2016

    We start celebrating Christmas in August, too! 😀

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  4. Doni W · December 24, 2016

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    I would like to inform you that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!
    I nominated you because your blog is very interesting, nicely laid out and has great content!

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    • maya · January 3, 2017

      Thank you so much! I’m honoured 🙂

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      • Doni W · January 3, 2017

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  6. Meg Weyerbacher · December 13, 2016

    These look amazing!! Thank you for taking the time to share the amazing and gorgeous details! Sharing this…

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    • maya · December 14, 2016

      Aw thanks! Glad you like it 🙂


  7. savvysouthindian · December 12, 2016

    These cookies look so delicious!


    • maya · December 14, 2016

      Thank you 🙂


  8. Evelynn C. · December 10, 2016

    Mmm, that looks so good!!

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  9. ShannonG|MSnubutterflies · December 10, 2016

    Great post! I started making these around the age of 9 except where I come from we call them Mexican Wedding cookies. 🙂

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  11. Kate · December 10, 2016

    Oh my, that looks so delicious! I’m writing this in my bed, about to go to sleep, and I feel like I need a second round for desserts 😅

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  12. Grace and Beauty · December 10, 2016

    OMG. I’ve been looking for a recipe for these cookies for quite some time now. And they’re super easy to make?!! So yes, these will definitely be happening in the near future. ☺️

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    • maya · December 10, 2016

      I know! they’re so simple and super delicious 🙂


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